Updated Friday, 4th February 2011
This week Blades-Mad point out that relegation to npower League One would be disastrous to the club...
Due to printing deadlines this article was written prior to our fixture with Leicester last night, having gone into the game level on points with Palace we hope that United have done enough to forge some gap between themselves and the bottom three.
Relegation to League One would be disastrous and could potentially ruin the club financially. United had a terrible January, dumped out of the FA Cup and failed to win a Championship fixture – they head into February with six games ahead of them, two of which are opponents currently below them in the table.
However in the past the February month as traditionally proved to be an Achilles heel, during the promotion season of 2005/06 season the Blades picked up seven points out of a total of eighteen.
Third tier football is unthinkable right now and although it is a possibility that they could become another team who once roamed the Premiership to struggle to keep afloat – but it must be said that the quality of football has improved and with new signings coming in we hope that next season they will still be just one step behind the elite.
This article was printed in ‘The Mercury’ newspaper this week – you can visit their website at www.mercurynewspaper.co.uk.